I don't listen to music like most people listen to music. I own about 20 CD's. They are a mix of mostly movie soundtracks, classical pieces I played in high school band, and singing school recordings involving my wife and/or myself, or at least featuring songs written by friends of ours.
I'm particularly fond of the Star Wars soundtracks. 1999-2001 saw me listening to the Phantom Menace soundtrack something on the order of 10K times. I kid you not; I could put that CD on repeat and shuffle and never get bored. I would spend whole weeks at work listening over and over again.
I'm also slow in procuring the soundtracks I want. We just now purchased the Attack of the Clones soundtrack. The advantage of waiting so long is that things are a lot cheaper.
However, our CD comes with a label that states, "will not play on PC/MAC." Aside from the worry that the CD would not work with my Ethernet cards, I was quickly pacified when we tried the disk on Sarah's computer and it worked just fine. It also plays just great on our Tivo.
But today I brought it to work. And sure enough, the CD refuses to load. It just spins the drive (so much so, and so noisily, that I'm somewhat concerned about damage). This stinks. I borrowed a friends Attack of the Clones CD in 2002 and it worked just fine.
I'm not sure where I need to go to find out if this is one of those CDs that will work just fine if I mark around the center edge with a black marker. I did try holding down the shift key when inserting it, and that did not work.
I guess I'll take the disk home and rip it to MP3 on my wife's computer, then burn the MP3's and bring them to work.
And if that doesn't work, I'll download the tracks from the Internet. (If I can figure out how; I haven't much kept up with that scene since Napster, holding out for Freenet to become useable.) And I'll feel now qualms at all. I own this disk. I have a license to hear this music. I WILL hear it, when and where I want.
At long last I am finally disgruntled with Lucas.